Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
|Mature Height||6-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
Striking AND easy to grow, Porcupine Miscanthus Grass is a great choice! This Maiden Grass stands out from the rest with its exciting variegated foliage and its unique, stiff, upright habit.
Alternating bands of vibrant greens and yellows give this hardy grass a fantastic look. Reddish plumes emerge around August. Plumes last well into winter holding our interest for months!
Plant in full to part sun for best results. Porcupine Grass is adaptable to any soil, but prefers a moist, well-drained soil. This hardy grass is deer, pest, and disease resistant and rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant! This tough plant even thrives in urban and coastal areas!
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How To Divide Porcupine Maiden Grass
Propagate this grass by dividing root clumps in the spring season once the grass has matured to atleast 3 years of age.
Where Should I Plant This Grass?
This grass is adaptable to a variety of soils and thrives in a spot that gets full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-9. Space 4-5 feet apart to accomodate a 4-6 foot spread at maturity.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Ornamental Grass?
Hydrangeas, sedum, and lilies are among the top choices of plants to mix in a garden bed with this grass.
When planting your Porcupine Grass choose the best location for this plant to thrive. Be sure to plant this grass in growing zones 5 to 9. This grass can grow in full sun to part shade. Porcupine Miscanthus is adaptable to a variety of soil, but prefers well-drained moist soil.
Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted (about 3 months) to help the roots grow properly. After the first year this grass is drought tolerant and only rarely needs water. Water thoroughly in extreme heat, especially in the first summer. Fertilize lightly with a slow release, balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal growth. Prune back this grass to 6 inches in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.
Porcupine grass is extremely hardy as well as pest and disease resistant. It is also deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant.
Porcupine Miscanthus works great in mass plantings or by itself. It is perfect for an accent in any type of garden or mixed bed. The unique colors and upright habit of this grass adds vibrancy to areas that are dull. Try this grass in a container for a stunning look everyone will admire! Porcupine Grass can grow up to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide so give it some space to thrive at maturity. For a grass hedge, plant every 4 feet. Plant at least 6 feet apart on center for defined individual plants.